Tag Archives: cross

Rethinking Church: The Meeting Serves the Message

Hi everyone. Rob here. Last week I started a discussion on the future of church, particularly in the Western World. The church is the body of Christ whose purpose is to reflect the head; Jesus Christ. I asked the question: … Continue reading

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Humanity and the Cross

Hi everyone. Rob here. Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 1:22-23, Jews demand miraculous signs and Greeks look for wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified… Have you stopped to think about just how scandalous that statement is??? In a highly status … Continue reading

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Let Us Rise

Hi everyone. Rob here. As I look out my office windows I see a lot of healthy, strong, leafy trees. I’m blessed to live in this city where trees, flowers and green spaces thrive. Just a few months ago those … Continue reading

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Joy and Sacrifice

Hi everyone. Rob here. In John 17 Jesus prays for his disciples and for us who will follow in their footsteps. He prays for divine protection; protection of their faith and their hearts. He then says this to his Father … Continue reading

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God-Given Personality

Hi everyone. Rob here. You may have noticed that our personalities carry strengths and weaknesses. For example I am an introvert who likes to engage in deep thinking and reflection. This is great for blogging, preaching and sharing. However, every … Continue reading

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For Today

Hi everyone. Rob here. I often turn to the verse of the day on my Bible app in the early morning to help turn my mind and heart towards God and his kingdom. Yesterdays verse was particularly striking. Here it … Continue reading

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Subversive

Hi everyone. Rob here. Yesterday I saw the movie Silence. It is set in a time of intense persecution against Christians in 17th century Japan. As we know Christians are still persecuted against today. In fact, all over the world religions and … Continue reading

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God Forsaken

Hi everyone. Rob here. This weekend one of our church families suffered a tragic loss. The grief is, and remains, very raw. Their experience, and the experience that too many of us have had, took me to the words of … Continue reading

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The Art of Reconstruction

Hi everyone, Rob here. February 22nd marked the 4 year anniversary of the Christchurch earthquake that killed 185 people and devastated large parts of the city, including much of the CBD. The reconstruction process has been slow, hampered by aftershocks, … Continue reading

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Lift High the Cross

Greetings, David here. This week we’re reflecting on the cross.  The empty cross, like the empty tomb speaks to us not of loss, but of hope and abundant life.  Jesus died, was buried and then rose. Not many people saw … Continue reading

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